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" The Body Of Benjamin Franklin, Printer, (Like the cover of an old book, Its contents torn out, And stript of its lettering and gilding,) Lies here, food for worms. But the work shall not be lost, For it will, as he believed, appear once more, In a new... "
Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin - Seite 198
von Benjamin Franklin - 1834
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Band 32

1793
...following epitaph, which he compofed for himfelf fome years ago, may be infcribed on his tombftone : i « The body of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN,' Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and ftript of its lettering andgilding) lies here food for worms : yet the work itfelf ihall not be loft,...
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Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces: Arranged Under the ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1779 - 567 Seiten
...above, and thac the earth is frozen at unexpected depths below. July 1779. NB Vidt Addenda. EJ Tixe \ The body Of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (Like the cover of an old book, Its contents torn out, And ftript of its lettering and gilding) Lies here, food for worms ; Yet the work itfelf fhall not be loft....
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Band 12

1790
...following epitaph, which he compofed for himftlî fome years ago, may be inicribtd on his tombftonc : « The body of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and ftript of its lettering and gilding,) lies here food for worms : yet the work itfelf (hall not be loft,...
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Works of the Late Doctor Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life ..., Band 1

Benjamin Franklin - 1793 - 303 Seiten
...difeafes." The following epitaph on himfelf, was written by him many years previous to his death ; THE BODY of -BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, ( Like the cover of an old book, Its contents torn out, And ftript of its lettering and gilding) Lies here, food for worms } Yet the work itfelf flwll not be loft,...
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The New Universal Biographical Dictionary, and American Remembrancer ..., Band 2

James Hardie - 1801
...-wrote the following epitaph on himself, several years previous to his death : VOL. II. No. 15. F 3 " THE BODY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, PRINTER, (LIKE THE COVER OF AN OLD BOOK. ITS CONTENTS TORN OUT, AND STRIPT OK ITS LETTERING AND GILDING,) LIES HERE FOOD FOR WORMS; • YET THE WORK ITSELF SHALL NOT BE...
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Eccentric biography; or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern

BIOGRAPHY. - 1801 - 348 Seiten
...following epitaph, which he composed for himself some years ago, might be inscribed on his tombstone, " The body of Benjamin Franklin, printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here, food for worms : yet the work itseH shall not be lost,...
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The Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life Written ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1807 - 295 Seiten
...torn out, And stript of its lettering and gilding) Lies here, food for worms ; Yet the work itself shall not be lost, For it will -(as he believed) appear once more, In a new And more beautiful edition Corrected and Amended by The Author. EXTKA.CTS from the last Will and Testament of...
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A Biographical Dictionary: Containing a Brief Account of the First Settlers ...

John Eliot - 1809 - 511 Seiten
...,.. His epitaph is an instance of oddity, but is inge» nious. He made it to be put on his tombstone. The body of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here food for worms : yet the work itself shall not be. lost,...
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Supplement to the Rural Sports

William Barker Daniel - 1813 - 742 Seiten
...Instance of the Angler's Patience, wrote this EPITAPH upon himself, many Years previous to.bis Death. The BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (Like the Cover of an old Book, Its Contents torn out, And stript of its Lettering and Gilding,) Lies here Food for WORMS; Yet the Work itself shall not be lost;...
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The Cheap magazine [ed. by G. Miller.] Vol, Band 1

George Miller - 1813
...ijuited this mortal scene, leaving the following remarkable epitaph to be inscribed on his tombstone. THE BODY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, PRINTER, (Like the Cover of an Old Book, its Contents torn out, stripped of its Lettering and Gilding,) LIES HEBE FOOD FOR THE WORMS: Yet the work itself shall not...
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